T'Pol, Trip, and Hoshi realize that the Away Team has been captured. "We have to make sure," Trip thinks. T'Pol agrees.
Dr. Gupta is still dead. The Away Team is escorted into the control room. Phlox is prevented from rushing to Dr. Lucas's side by a Khannabee. Dain'ta nods to allow Phlox access to his friend. Dain'ta and Quantum start to trade barbs until Dain'ta sees Khannabee Student being muscled in. His face softens, and he hugs him. "They told me you were dead -- that you were sick!" Dain'ta says, all amazed. "They lied to you," Quantum announces. Khannabee Student nods. "It was Head Khannabee's order," Mullet says. If that's a lie, I really don't care. Dain'ta doesn't get it. Mullet says he was banished because he wasn't strong enough. Dain'ta looks around in disgust and asks if they all went along with it. They did. "Why are you so surprised? Whenever a group of people start believing they are better than everyone else, the results are always the same," Quantum pontificates. "I don't need a history lesson from you," Dain'ta sneers. Damn right. They pick up Enterprise on their scanners. Dain'ta comms the ship saying that he has the Away Team in custody so they better not interfere. "T'Pol -- execute your orders!" Quantum shouts. The Khannabees make me jealous by shoving Quantum and his furrows to the ground.
On the ship, T'Pol ends the transmission and orders them to "bring up the data file." Now, will that include all the information about Spot and his nutritional supplements as well as the plays, art, and music he's currently studying? I'm just wondering.
Dain'ta tries to get Quantum to tell him what those mysterious orders are. Quantum proves more willing than Dr. Lucas to share: "To initiate the station's self-destruct sequence. In a few seconds, this place will be dust." Dain'ta can't believe he'd kill them all over a few embryos. "It wasn't my idea -- the orders came from Starfleet." What's with all the hiding behind the orders crap? "But," Quantum continues, "after seeing this [cut to Dead Dr. Gupta] I can't say I disagree." Mullet sneers that they are defending their right to exist. Quantum points out that their "existence" comes at a toe tag price. "It could get higher!" Mullet hisses. Higher than your forehead, Heinous the Anus?
Hoshi pulls up the self-destruct sequence. "T'Pol," Trip pleads. T'Pol looks at him and orders Hoshi to proceed. Hoshi pauses momentarily before following the orders: "Ten seconds to auto-destruct."